Leviticus

Leviticus (Li-vit´i-kuhs)

The third book in the Pentateuch (the first five books of the OT). The name is descriptive, “the levitical book,” that is, concerned with the Temple personnel, all of whom were assumed to be descended from Levi. The book records regulations pertaining to Israel’s sacrificial system and purity laws.

Outline of Contents

Leviticus

I. Sacrifices (Lev 1:1-7:38)

A. Whole burnt offering (Lev 1:1-17)

B. Cereal offering (Lev 2:1-16)

C. Peace offering (Lev 3:1-17)

D. Sin offering (Lev 4:1-5:13)

E. Guilt offering (Lev 5:14-6:7)

F. Priests’ sacrificial dues (Lev 6:8-7:38)

II. Consecration of Aaron and his sons (Lev 8:1-10:20)

III. Laws of purity and pollution (Lev 11:1-16:34)

A. Clean and unclean animals (Lev 11:1-47)

B. Childbirth (Lev 12:1-8)

C. Skin diseases (Lev 13:1-14:57)

D. Genital discharges (Lev 15:1-33)

E. Day of Atonement (Lev 16:1-34)

IV. Holiness Code (Lev 17:1-26:46)

A. Teaching on blood (Lev 17:1-16)

B. Sexual relations (Lev 18:1-30)

C. Miscellaneous holiness laws (Lev 19:1-22:33)

D. Festivals (Lev 23:1-44)

E. Ritual objects and blasphemy (Lev 24:1-23)

F. Sabbath and jubilee years (Lev 25:1-55)

G. Blessings and curses (Lev 26:1-46)

V. Appendix on vows and tithes (Lev 27:1-34)

Lev 1:1-7:38

The Burnt Offering
1The Lord summoned Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: When any of you br ... View more

Lev 1:1-17

The Burnt Offering
1The Lord summoned Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: When any of you br ... View more

Lev 2:1-16

Grain Offerings
1When anyone presents a grain offering to the Lord, the offering shall be of choice flour; the worshiper shall pour oil on it, and put frankince ... View more

Lev 3:1-17

Offerings of Well-Being
1If the offering is a sacrifice of well-being, if you offer an animal of the herd, whether male or female, you shall offer one without b ... View more

Lev 4:1-5:13

Sin Offerings
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying,2Speak to the people of Israel, saying: When anyone sins unintentionally in any of the Lord's commandments about ... View more

Lev 5:14-6:7

Offerings with Restitution
14The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:15When any of you commit a trespass and sin unintentionally in any of the holy things of the Lord, ... View more

Lev 6:8-7:38

Instructions concerning Sacrifices
8 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:9Command Aaron and his sons, saying: This is the ritual of the burnt offering. The burnt of ... View more

Lev 8:1-10:20

The Rites of Ordination
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Take Aaron and his sons with him, the vestments, the anointing oil, the bull of sin offering, the two ... View more

Lev 11:1-16:34

Clean and Unclean Foods
1The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them:2Speak to the people of Israel, saying:
From among all the land animals, these are th ... View more

Lev 11:1-47

Clean and Unclean Foods
1The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them:2Speak to the people of Israel, saying:
From among all the land animals, these are th ... View more

Lev 12:1-8

Purification of Women after Childbirth
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel, saying:
If a woman conceives and bears a male child, she ... View more

Lev 13:1-14:57

Leprosy, Varieties and Symptoms
1The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:2When a person has on the skin of his body a swelling or an eruption or a spot, and i ... View more

Lev 15:1-33

Concerning Bodily Discharges
1The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them:
When any man has a discharge from his me ... View more

Lev 16:1-34

The Day of Atonement
1The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before the Lord and died.2The Lord said to Moses:
Te ... View more

Lev 17:1-26:46

The Slaughtering of Animals
1The Lord spoke to Moses:2Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the people of Israel and say to them: This is what the Lord has com ... View more

Lev 17:1-16

The Slaughtering of Animals
1The Lord spoke to Moses:2Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the people of Israel and say to them: This is what the Lord has com ... View more

Lev 18:1-30

Sexual Relations
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: I am the Lord your God.3You shall not do as they do in the lan ... View more

Lev 19:1-22:33

Ritual and Moral Holiness
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the ... View more

Lev 23:1-44

Appointed Festivals
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: These are the appointed festivals of the Lord that you shal ... View more

Lev 24:1-23

The Lamp
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning re ... View more

Lev 25:1-55

The Sabbatical Year
1The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: When you enter the land that I am giving you ... View more

Lev 26:1-46

Rewards for Obedience
1You shall make for yourselves no idols and erect no carved images or pillars, and you shall not place figured stones in your land, to wor ... View more

Lev 27:1-34

Votive Offerings
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: When a person makes an explicit vow to the Lord concerning the ... View more

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